Peach Blossom Spring – Chinese Shangri-la | Ancient Chinese Culture

Peach Blossom Spring – Chinese Shangri-la


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More than a thousand years ago, Tao Yuan Ming, a famous Chinese poet who lived during the Eastern Jin dynasty, wrote a well-known work, Peach Blossom Spring (Tao Hua Yuan).

In this work, he described the story of a fisherman who discovered a land hidden from outside civilization. Blessed with fertile fields and beautiful landscape, the inhabitants of the land enjoyed a carefree and happy life. He constructed an ideal society, a utopia, which he was searching for.

Tao-Yuanming

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Since then, the land described in Tao’s work has been a renowned scenic spot ever. Peach Blossom Spring becomes a synonym for “utopis” in Chinese culture.

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